Any avid reader will agree that having a quiet space to unwind and read a book is a must have in the home. While the main living areas are meant to enjoy family and friends, the reading nook offers a place to enjoy a good book in solitude and should be decorated in a way that promotes relaxation and contemplation. Earthy chic art is a perfect decorating style for this space, adding soft colors, inspirational subject matter and a peaceful feel that encourages one to just sit and relax for a while. For animal lovers and those that read about their many adventures, drawings of birds, elk and other creatures can create the feel of an animal sanctuary that reminds the viewer of the many characters in their books. For a more modern view on a traditional subject matter, X-ray images of leaves, flowers and trees offer colorful, yet subtle, wall decor for your reading space. Once you've selected your artwork, adding an oversized chair with fabric in a warm, earthy tone or a lamp with a vintage shade will complete this look and make it ready for curling up with your favorite book and getting lost in the dreamy space that you created.